Once buying the best water heater brand, we usually install it and then forget to check on and off if it’s working fine or not. Due to this reason, most of us hardly ever find if the geyser failure is about to happen.
When coming home, have you ever seen water running onto the floor? We understand that you cannot be sure whether it’s just a technical issue or the hot water geyser failure is really occurring, but there are certain signs which can alert you or you can keep an eye open.
One of the primary things you need to check is the age of your water geyser. You can easily find this age by looking at the manufacturer’s sticker. It is glued on the upper side of the geyser. You’ll find a brand name on the sticker with other information such as the geyser capacity, symbols and instructions. There, you’ll find a serial number or the date of manufacturing.
You need to remember that the date of manufacturing will obviously be different than the date when your water geyser was installed. To whichever brand you select for a water heater, all have similar serial numbers. These include the date code, month and the year in which the geyser was manufactured. Once finding this information, you can easily evaluate how old your water heater is. Usually, we recommend our customers to replace the old geyser with a new one if you find that the geyser has reached its life.
If you have installed your geyser in a location where it can cause NO DAMAGE to your home, then you can extend its use unless the leakage occurs. But if you feel that it can cause DAMAGES to your home, then you must replace it as soon as it expires. You can also replace it if the following issues arise:
Noise or Crack
It’s quite obvious that as the water heater ages, residues start building up in the bottom of the tank. Gradually, these residues harden when more and more are added into it and heated and/or reheated. Once sediments accumulate, you’ll have heard a cracking noise coming from the water tank when it is heated up. If you find such noises, then it’s an indication that your geyser is at the end of its life.
Moreover, in the end, it will start to consume more energy (electricity or gas) to let the water heated. Also, it will become less efficient. Due to reduced efficiency, the time required to heat up the water will result in more wear and tear of the water tank. This wear and tear will ultimately lead to brutal metal which would crack easily while developing tiny holes in it. If you hear a cracking noise from the geyser, you need to keep an eye on the small holes or leaks. This is the time you need to replace your water heater.
The corroded water which is coming from the hot water side is a clear sign that your geyser has rusted from the inside out and will soon start leaking. Even if there are galvanized pipes, those can be rusty too. What you need to do is drain around five to six gallon buckets of hot water out of the geyser. If you find that the fourth bucket of water is still filled with rusty water, then it means that the hot water pipes are not oxidized. Instead, a water tank of the geyser is rusty. It means that you need to replace the water heater.
Dampness around Geyser
If there is dampness around the water heater, then probably, there is a small leakage in the tank. Obviously, this leakage is releasing water when the geyser is heated up. We know that the metal expands when it is heated up. So, if there are small holes or fractures, then the tank will leak. Once the metal cools, the inner leakage will stop. To ensure that there is no such leakage, you need to check the connections and fittings. If all the connections and fittings are dry while your water geyser is an old model, then you should replace it.
In short, when buying the best water heater brand, make sure that you have full info on how to diagnose its failure.
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